Sunday, September 13, 2015

Crochet Girl Garland Anklet





This is an anklet made by crocheting flower motifs that are joined at the last round. The flower motif is a simple 2-round pattern. For closure, I used two colourful buttons sewn to the tips of two petals at one end of the anklet. The chain-3 space at the tip of the petals at the other end of the anklet make up the buttonholes.

This may be a good beginner project for learning the join-as-you-go technique with crocheted motifs. Some things to remember when using this technique is to mind the right and wrong sides of the motifs as you are joining them together. Have fun!

Crochet Girl Garland Anklet

Yarn: Acrylic Yarn in DK, Sport or Fingering Weight. Choose two colours to alternate the flower motifs. I chose purple and yellow. Another nice combination is pink and green. The anklet shown is crocheted in Red Heart Acrylic Yarn, 4-ply.

Hook: 3.5mm crochet hook

Notions: Yarn needle, two colourful buttons about 1cm in diameter.



Chain spaces at the tips of the petals serve as buttonholes.


Instructions:

First Flower:

Chain 6, slip stitch in first chain to make a ring.

Round 1: Chain 1, *single crochet in ring, chain 3, repeat from * five more times, slip stitch in first single crochet to join.

Round 2: *Chain 3, in next 3-chain loop make (double crochet, chain 3, double crochet), chain 3, slip stitch in next single crochet, repeat from * five more times. Fasten off.

Next Flower:

Chain 6, slip stitch in first chain to make a ring.

Round 1: Chain 1, *single crochet in ring, chain 3, repeat from * five more times, slip stitch in first single crochet to join. (Six chain-3 petals made).

Round 2 (this is the round where the current flower is joined to the previous flower): *Chain 3, in next 3-chain loop make (double crochet, chain 1, slip stitch in 3-chain loop of previous flower, chain 1, double crochet), chain 3, slip stitch in next single crochet, repeat from * one more time; **Chain 3, in next 3-chain loop make (double crochet, chain 3, double crochet), chain 3, slip stitch in next single crochet, repeat from * three more times. Fasten off.

Repeat the intructions for the next flower to add more flowers to the anklet to make the desired length.

Weave in all ends.

Detail of the buttons.

Choose colourful buttons to compliment the colours of your yarn. Sew button to each of two petals at one end of the anklet. The 3-chain loops at the other end of the anklet serve as buttonholes.